7 Things That Seem Intimidating as a New Freelancer but Actually Aren’t

For years, I was afraid of trying my hand at freelancing. It seemed like such a steep learning curve. And it was. Freelancing took over my life and my energy for the first month or two. There was so much to learn. However, I had allowed my fear to stop me from trying for a… Continue reading 7 Things That Seem Intimidating as a New Freelancer but Actually Aren’t

How to Deal with the Anxiety of Freelancing

I didn't expect all the freelancing anxiety that has cropped up in the last few weeks. Sure, I struggle with anxiety, but I had assumed that after I started pursuing my dream—to get paid to write—that the worrying would disappear. Yet it's only gotten worse, in many ways. Between juggling a part-time job, hustling to… Continue reading How to Deal with the Anxiety of Freelancing

What It’s Like to Be a New Freelancer

I haven't written on here in a while because I have been focused on my freelancing business. It's exciting to even be able to say that—freelancing business. I have been considering becoming a freelancer for several years now, so the fact that I actually took the leap still surprises me. I'm in shock, I think.… Continue reading What It’s Like to Be a New Freelancer

What It’s Really Like to Not Have a Full-Time Job

It's weird to be unemployed. I'll start there. The first day I woke up from my alarm clock and realized I didn't have anywhere to be was like a Twilight Zone episode. My husband kissed me goodbye to go to his office, and I stood staring at the door as it closed, feeling a panic… Continue reading What It’s Really Like to Not Have a Full-Time Job

I Am Quitting My Job (Without Another One Lined Up)

My boss went slightly paler than normal when I said, "I have some news." He pushed aside his desk lamp and tilted his head slightly. Then he sighed, seeming to know what was coming. "I'm putting in my notice," I said. He nodded, saying he figured this would happen soon enough. I had worked at… Continue reading I Am Quitting My Job (Without Another One Lined Up)